This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Justin Timberlake achieves the uncommon feat of earning two different No. 1 albums in less than a year.
His new release, “The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2,” starts at No. 1 with 350,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It arrives atop the chart 28 weeks after the first “The 20/20 Experience” debuted at No. 1 with the year’s largest sales week: 968,000.
In turn, Timberlake is the only act in 2013 to sell 300,000 copies in a week of two different albums. He continues to be the only act this year that has sold more than 300,000 units of any album in multiple weeks. (The first “20/20” sold in excess of 300,000 in each of its first two weeks. In its second frame, it moved 318,000.)
“The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2” is the second half of Timberlake’s two-part “20/20 Experience” album. The new set was available in both a standard edition as well as a “complete” edition, which combined both the first half and the second half of “20/20.” Sales of both “2 of 2” and the complete edition are combined together. Read more here.